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Re: Malaria

Unread post by Crested Val » Sat May 13, 2017 12:29 pm

Hi Cecile
No BA always spray the plane when leaving Joburg, so that would not have been for the Malaria alert, but thanks for the warning, it is good to know these things :clap: :clap:

We always advise forum members to consult their doctor or travel clinic for advice on Malaria, just to be on the safe side, as they are the professionals. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Malaria

Unread post by Cecilec » Sat May 13, 2017 3:12 pm

Hi Crested Val,

we did fly already so often BA in our flight they never ever sprayed from Joburg,they musst have forgotten LOL. :dance: :dance:

We know this only from Tahiti and some more islands.

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Re: Malaria

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Sun May 14, 2017 6:36 am

I would say that anyone in the Park should be particularly cautious right now. Giyani hospital has an overflow of patients and it seems to be a nasty strain.
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Re: Malaria

Unread post by Grantmissy » Thu May 18, 2017 11:51 am

Thank you Elsa. It is best to be safe and take all the necessary precautions.

I am not aware that a malaria vaccine is now available as mentioned in the advisory? Does it replace the malaria prophylactics and is it more effective than taking tablets?
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Re: Malaria

Unread post by Elsa » Thu May 18, 2017 4:34 pm

I was not aware of any Malaria vaccine but it seems there is one, but I would advise anyone to speak to your GP or Travel clinic before visiting and getting more info and advice. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Malaria

Unread post by Grantmissy » Fri May 19, 2017 7:34 am

Thank you Elsa. It is always best to consult a medical doctor before visiting a Malaria area such as the Kruger National Park.
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Re: Malaria

Unread post by Boslaaitie » Fri May 19, 2017 8:57 am

Good morning

We are suppose to go to kruger on the 7th of june with our 7month old baby. We cant give her anything because she is to small. The only stuff we can prepare our self with is baby mozzie wipes, doom sticks for the plug, spray and candles. Is is really such a big probleme? Would the risk be lower to go at the end of july and early august then to go in june?

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Re: Malaria

Unread post by Hippotragus » Fri May 19, 2017 1:10 pm

Boslaaiaaitie - consult your GP or paediatrician. We are not professionals here and you will be given conflicting advice.

End of July - early-August is usually a lower-risk time, but things seem to be different this year, due to the late rain.
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Re: Malaria

Unread post by saraf » Tue May 23, 2017 1:57 pm

Cecilec wrote:Hi to everyone,

we just returned from KNP. :dance:

The last couple of days we were informed that in Mopani was Malariaallert. :doh:

BA from Joburg to LHR spraid the inside of our flight,maybe because of that ?

I do not want to make anybody upset,just to inform you.

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Hi Cécile,

The spraying of the aircraft wasn't just because of this specific Malaria alert, its always done when flying from certain countries into the UK. Usually from countries with a Malaria or other insect-borne disease threat. It's happened to me coming back from Namibia, Zambia and even Turkey. All airlines should do it, not just BA as its UK regulations.
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Re: Malaria

Unread post by rayb » Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:58 am

I've just been in to our surgery to ask about a malaria prescription and they handed me a long Travel Risk Assessment form. One of the questions was how far from medical help will you be? Touch wood, we have never needed this in the past, so any suggestions on what I should put down please?
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Re: Malaria

Unread post by Elsa » Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:09 pm

I would say in Kruger you are never that far from medical help especially in the south of the park.
Skukuza has a resident medical doctor.
I think the form is more for those visiting the far flung reaches of Africa.

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Re: Malaria

Unread post by rayb » Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:50 pm

Elsa wrote:I would say in Kruger you are never that far from medical help especially in the south of the park.
Skukuza has a resident medical doctor.
I think the form is more for those visiting the far flung reaches of Africa.


And deepest, darkest Peru :) I asked out of personal interest as much as anything. I expect the Rest Camps have a pretty good first aid post . Do they have access to a helicopter if fast response is required?
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